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This book, unique in its kind, attempts to define the factors responsible for Famines in pre and proto-historic periods of Indian History based on Archaeological data in ecological context and literary sources. An extensive Study of archaeological reports, covering a Large chronological span, from the Harappan Cultural horizon till the Beginning of Christian era, reveal of numerous droughts and floods which devastated many geographical units with human settlements from time to time. Ecological degeneration due to concentration of Population and degradation due to deforestation, contributed largely to the failures in Agricultural sector. The author has analyzed the economic factors related to Cultivation process, agricultural products and their distribution. She has further elaborated why and how the human relationship, community structure and social behavioural Pattern suffered and got into the process of Transformation due to severe hardship of famines. Contents: Preface Introduction : 1. The Golden Age Section I : Natural CALAMITIES : 2. Droughts 3. Floods Section II : MAN-MADE CALAMITIES : 4. Ecological Degradation Due to Concentration of Population 5. Ecological Degradation Due to Deforestation and Denudation of Grass Cover Section III : INADEQUATE COMMUNITY RESOURCES : 6. Cropping Pattern in Agriculture 7. Irrigation and Water Supply 8. Agricultural Tools and Technology 9. Storage and Distribution of Agricultural Produce Section IV : IMPACT ON Society : 10. Socio-Economic Dimensions 11. Behavioural Impact of Famine Affected Populace Printed Pages: 300. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 35005
Titel: Famines in Ancient India
Verlag: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.
Buchbeschreibung White Lotus, New Delhi, 2000. Softcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: no dj. Biswas, Atreyi (illustrator). First. Famines in Ancient India: (A Study of Agro-Economy from Prehistoric to Early Historic Period). book. Artikel-Nr. N2449